Things other teams' fans say about Brentford FC

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"While we've played supposedly bigger teams with more expensive players, i think Brentford are by far the best team we'll have faced this season I think they are dark horses for promotion via the play offs. I wouldn't bet against us judging on what we've shown this season but personally this is the least confident i've been heading into any game so far. I'd be very pleased with a point from this one. Will be interesting to see who is fit and what team we start with, this would be a good game to have Massey and Jacobs back for the defensive tracking."

A glowing review, but also a warning that Wigan has had a great start and secretly very much fancy their chances tomorrow. Worry that a lot of us are taking this one for granted.



Good summary of us from kingdezeeuw06. Slightly weird that Wigan has so little in the way of active messageboards.
 

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"While we've played supposedly bigger teams with more expensive players, i think Brentford are by far the best team we'll have faced this season I think they are dark horses for promotion via the play offs. I wouldn't bet against us judging on what we've shown this season but personally this is the least confident i've been heading into any game so far. I'd be very pleased with a point from this one. Will be interesting to see who is fit and what team we start with, this would be a good game to have Massey and Jacobs back for the defensive tracking."

A glowing review, but also a warning that Wigan has had a great start and secretly very much fancy their chances tomorrow. Worry that a lot of us are taking this one for granted.
Yes, they've had some very decent results and I wouldn't underestimate them at all. Even when they went down last we only got a draw against them at GP and were well beaten at theirs (hopefully they won't have remembered that the key then was to mark McEachran out of the game).
 

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Worry that a lot of us are taking this one for granted.
I take no game for granted in this league!
There's a few potentially more difficult ones, with teams packed full of £10m+ players, who have the potential to match our guile and craft with pace, power, and ability.
However, on the day, it's often anyone's game, and the rub of the green, the ref, or mistakes, can mean the difference between us scoring four goals or the opposition scoring four.
Even bus parkers can make it difficult for the best and nick a goal to win it.
There's plenty of games I think we should win, and think there's a good chance we will, but I'm never completely confident, as that's a recipe for disappointment in this league.
 

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Yes, they've had some very decent results and I wouldn't underestimate them at all. Even when they went down last we only got a draw against them at GP and were well beaten at theirs (hopefully they won't have remembered that the key then was to mark McEachran out of the game).
Thanks for reminding them.
To be fair, if they did do that, then it's up to Sawyers (and the others) to step up to the plate. Any player that gets special attention means more space for the others to work in. In those situations it's up to the players and management to adapt and exploit it.
 

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It's probably unlikely that they will have spent hours of scouting time missing this and then log on here the day before and realise their error Larry. ;)
Hopefully they've spent the past few games scouting us and have told their holding midfielder to spend his time marking our striker Watkins.....whilst Maupay makes hay in the middle ;)
 

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Mate was at the Gloucester Vs Bristol rugby this evening in the executive boxes, and was sat next to Steve Lansdown the Bristol City chairman. Said I was a Brentford fan and how we'd do and he thinks we'll finish 2nd behind Leeds with City (of course) winning the playoffs
 

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Mate was at the Gloucester Vs Bristol rugby this evening in the executive boxes, and was sat next to Steve Lansdown the Bristol City chairman. Said I was a Brentford fan and how we'd do and he thinks we'll finish 2nd behind Leeds with City (of course) winning the playoffs
Interesting. I said before can’t think of anyone apart from leeds who would finish above us.
 

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Interesting. I said before can’t think of anyone apart from leeds who would finish above us.
Funnily they're all going a bit mental about having a too thin squad. I think they might find Bamford's injury a blessing in disguise as he'll return and they'll probably splash out on reinforcements in January just as others start to have the typical Bielsa fade from being overworked early season.

Really need to get some good results in the next few games and then the game up at Elland Road might be an early foreshadowing of a title decider!
 

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Funnily they're all going a bit mental about having a too thin squad. I think they might find Bamford's injury a blessing in disguise as he'll return and they'll probably splash out on reinforcements in January just as others start to have the typical Bielsa fade from being overworked early season.

Really need to get some good results in the next few games and then the game up at Elland Road might be an early foreshadowing of a title decider!
I think we might want to calm down a bit, we’re in danger of getting a bit carried away too early
 
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I am finding all this love towards us a bit eerie, weird and hard to handle.

I miss the patronising and disdain.
 

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I think we might want to calm down a bit, we’re in danger of getting a bit carried away too early
Yep its a long, hard season with virtually no "gimme" games in this league. It's all about consistency and that's the one thing we haven't demonstrated yet over a full season. Fix that and we can reach our potential. COYB.
 

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I think we might want to calm down a bit, we’re in danger of getting a bit carried away too early
Agree, top six would be a mega achievement at the moment, a long way to go to the business end of the season when it all pans out and a lot could happen before then. Our current target must be too remain contenders for the time being.
 

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I think we might want to calm down a bit, we’re in danger of getting a bit carried away too early
Quite. After ten games you do get some very rough idea of which end of the table you might be spending the season and after twenty you start to get a much clearer picture of your prospects. We've only played six!
 

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Quite. After ten games you do get some very rough idea of which end of the table you might be spending the season and after twenty you start to get a much clearer picture of your prospects. We've only played six!
I should add it came from the same expert poster who has West Ham nailed on for a top 6 slot this season so not sticking my house on it. lol lol
 

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I think we might want to calm down a bit, we’re in danger of getting a bit carried away too early
Lose to Wigan after 80% possession and 30 attempts at goal with only one on target against us and normal service will be resumed and the absent moaners will be back.
 

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Lose to Wigan after 80% possession and 30 attempts at goal with only one on target against us and normal service will be resumed and the absent moaners will be back.
Thankfully, that won’t happen today! :)
 

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Not a fan but Wigan Manager quoted on BBC

""I've got no complaints about the result at all. Brentford were excellent today, created chances and carved us open.

"They are the best team we have met this season by far. If there are positives I'd say they are that our keeper was excellent and we don't have to come here again this season!" :)
 

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Not a fan but Wigan Manager quoted on BBC

""I've got no complaints about the result at all. Brentford were excellent today, created chances and carved us open.

"They are the best team we have met this season by far. If there are positives I'd say they are that our keeper was excellent and we don't have to come here again this season!" :)
And they have played Villa, Stoke, Forest and Wednesday. I discount Rangers as well they are sh*t.
 

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Having said that Brentford were fantastic. It was embarrassing how much better their midfield and attack was than ours. Three outstanding attackers roaming behind the striker. That RW will need help to pull Robinson out of his back pocket. The only three players that came out with any credit for me were Powell, James and MOTM Walton. Maybe Dunkley gets a pass as well.
 

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Watching Wolves v Burnley on an NBC stream. The commentator helpfully explained to his American viewers that Tarkowski was signed from Brentford who are a small club from West London that you might not have heard of. They’re located close to Chelsea, Fulham and QPR but are run in a very progressive way, are doing really well and are close to the top of the Championship.
 

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Watching Wolves v Burnley on an NBC stream. The commentator helpfully explained to his American viewers that Tarkowski was signed from Brentford who are a small club from West London that you might not have heard of. They’re located close to Chelsea, Fulham and QPR but are run in a very progressive way, are doing really well and are close to the top of the Championship.
Well that’s sealed the transatlantic merchandise market then.
 

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https://threeamigoswigan.com/2018/0...e-at-brentford/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

"Following the Brentford formula?
Brentford have now moved up to second place and look like genuine promotion contenders. Their football yesterday was a delight to watch, full of movement, pace and invention. They looked light years ahead of Wigan from the get-go.
Despite a staffing budget of around £10 m they are challenging clubs who are spending three times as much. Brentford’s formula is straight forward. They nurture young players and sell them off at a good profit to keep the club afloat. Some of the young players are produced in their academy, but the majority are signed from other clubs. Yesterday’s starting line-up included two centre backs with a combined age of 40 and a front three totalling 65 years of age. One of those players, Chris Mepham, came through their academy but the others came at a combined cost of around £6.5 m from clubs in England and France. The eventual sale of just one of those five could eventually enable the club to cover the initial outlay."
 

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How can we possibly compete with the ‘champions of Europe?’
 

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Leeds fans did seem to react to their own club in the way that they're having a go at him for praising us... Leeds have started well, but they do that every season. They need to show consistency in staying up there before they can really say they're definitely promotion contenders... We on the looks of things could go VERY far this season, but we need to show that same consistency.

Managers aren't idiots though, and the fact that two of them have recently said that about us (Wigan's made comments about being glad they don't have to play us here again) suggests something IMO...
 

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Apparently Ipswich Town are one of the biggest clubs in the country. I honestly hadn't realised that. You live and learn.
 

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Where have you been all these years? Did you miss all those league titles they won?
To be fair, they have actually won the league once. It is just that it is a long time since they were one of the top clubs. Those who remember Forest and Villa winning European Cups will also remember Ipswich being right up there challenging at the top of the old First Division too.
 

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